The magnificent estate located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC, took a city of craftsmen over six years to build and it is considered to be the largest and one of the finest private homes in our country. Still owned by the descendants of Vanderbilt, the estate is outfitted in splendid fashion for the holidays in keeping with the homes original Christmas tradition.
Stunning both inside and out the estate looks like the Disneyland light parade on steroids when lit up for the evening during the holidays.
The interior decoration is true to the spirit of historic preservation that is seen throughout the buildings and grounds.
I would curl up in the massive library with a pot of hot chocolate and try to make a dent in those books.
If this blog had smell-o-vision you could breath in the heavenly pine scented air spiced with a hint of orange and clove.
The grand dining room would be alive with well turned out family and friends sitting down to a holiday feast served by crisply dressed butlers.
Perhaps some Champagne, a bit of dancing and a late night sleigh ride and we would be ready for the long winters nap.
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